America’s Next Top Model contestant Nik Pace has released a statement regarding her child support woes with Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards. As previously reported, Ms. Pace is suing Braylon Edwards for up to $70,000 a month in child support:
“It is unfortunate that Mr. Braylon Edwards and his legal counsel have gone beyond the scope of addressing a very personal matter privately and professionally and have released false statements about Ms. Nik Pace to members of the media. It has been very upsetting for Ms. Pace to have to defend her character against the deliberately false allegations brought against her.
The fact of the matter is that Mr. Edwards and Ms. Pace shared an intimate relationship for over two years. Over this time the relationship involved meaningful times spent with friends and family and resulted in the birth of their son. Mr. Edwards’ recent actions do not speak to the positive image he has portrayed in recent media reports. Contrary to statements released by Mr. Edwards and his attorney on December 18, 2009, he has not acted in the best interest of his child. In reality, Mr. Edwards has barely acknowledged the birth of his son or his upbringing.
At no time was Mr. Edwards refused the right to attend the birth of his son. Ms. Pace encouraged him to do so. Additionally, Mr. Edwards has yet to sign his son’s birth certificate making it impossible for his son to have his last name, Edwards as Georgia law requires. It is also completely and unequivocally false that Ms. Pace has ever requested a specified settlement from Mr. Edwards in the amount of up to $70,000.00 per month. As it relates to Ms. Pace’s residency, she is a legal resident of the state of New York and has resided and worked as a professional model in the tri-state area since 2006. Reports that she resides in Georgia are false. Ms. Pace gave birth where she received family support, just as many women do.
In closing, Ms. Pace truly preferred for she and Mr. Edwards to come to an amicable agreement regarding the care of their child without the involvement of attorneys, but it is Mr. Edwards who opted otherwise by initiating a legal process. Ms. Pace has and will continue to limit the disclosure of personal and sensitive information in the best interest of her child and asks that the media takes into account the facts regarding the situation before drawing hurtful conclusions that further support the disingenuous statements. Ms. Pace’s only wish is that Mr. Edwards accepts the shared responsibility of raising their son and chooses to become the loving father his son deserves.”(Source)
BCK Says: BCK hopes that both parties will come to an amicable agreement for the child’s sake.